[Wikimedia-l] All the lakes in Sweden

Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada emijrp at gmail.com
Fri May 17 16:06:45 UTC 2013

Very cool project. Do you know how many lakes are there in other European
countries (or website/datasets)?

It is for this

2013/5/16 Anders Wennersten <mail at anderswennersten.se>

> A new major botgenerating effort is now under way on sv:wp. All lakes
> (30000, all down to ones of pondsizes with no name) is now produced based
> on lake data from Swedish metereology institute and all lake environment
> data from a newly set up authority demanded by EU, in order to register and
> track all data of lakes in all Europe.
> The articles are generated by AWB and with some manual effort to take care
> of text in existing articles and a major effort taking care of all with the
> same name (Little lake, Black lake etc)
> Examples
> http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/%**C3%96ren,_Sm%C3%A5land<http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96ren,_Sm%C3%A5land>
> http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Bunn <http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunn>
> Also on maps from Google or Bing you can localize all lakes if you do not
> know the name (and for the ones missing name)
> https://maps.google.com/maps?**q=http://toolserver.org/~para/**
> cgi-bin/kmlexport%3Fproject%**3Dsv%26article%3DKategori%**
> 253AInsj%2525C3%2525B6ar_i_J%**2525C3%2525B6nk%2525C3%**2525B6pings_kommun<https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://toolserver.org/~para/cgi-bin/kmlexport%3Fproject%3Dsv%26article%3DKategori%253AInsj%2525C3%2525B6ar_i_J%2525C3%2525B6nk%2525C3%2525B6pings_kommun>
> or
> http://www.bing.com/maps/?**mapurl=http%3A%2F%**
> 2Ftoolserver.org%2F%7Epara%**2Fcgi-bin%2Fkmlexport%**
> 3Fproject%3Dsv%26article%**3DKategori%253AInsj%2525C3%**
> 2525B6ar_i_J%2525C3%2525B6nk%**2525C3%2525B6pings_kommun<http://www.bing.com/maps/?mapurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftoolserver.org%2F%7Epara%2Fcgi-bin%2Fkmlexport%3Fproject%3Dsv%26article%3DKategori%253AInsj%2525C3%2525B6ar_i_J%2525C3%2525B6nk%2525C3%2525B6pings_kommun>
> As you can see the text is substantial around 5000 characters and even
> thing like fisharts in the lakes are generated from databases.
> We are now starting to contemplate to put these type of basedata in
> Wikidata (we are experimenting with this for some adm units), and to
> generate the articles from that as a base instead of from database
> extracted from the authorities and put on personal PCs
> We have excellent relations with involved authorities that are really
> happy with the result, and we are now being approached by other authorites
> who wants to follow and get their data from theirs databases used to
> generate qualified Wp articles (like all runestones, all archaeological
> excavations sites, all artworks placed on official grounds etc)
> Are there any other effort like this going on, especially if any one come
> further in establish links from authorities databased to wikidata?
> Anders
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